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TUESDAY, February 15, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 15, 2022.

Donna Margaret Boughen (Ness)


Donna passed away peacefully on February 8, 2022 at the age of 81 years, beloved wife of the late Garth Boughen. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Carey; stepson, Greg Boughen (Elaine); stepdaughter, Lorraine Pennington (Lyle); her brothers, Stan Ness (Noreen), Ed Ness (Reni), Denny Ness (Irene), Marvin Ness; her sister, Bev LeBlanc (Chuck); her treasured grandchildren, Kiarah and Blake Boughen, Dan and Steve Boughen, Shari Harding, Sarah Krogman and Christine Jeske; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Garth; her parents, Wilbert and Leora Ness; her sisters, Betty Tremblay, Lou Lawson and Lillian Renfrow and Eileen Ponech. Donna will be quietly remembered by family and friends. To read Donna’s life story and leave condolences, please visit http://www.gracememorial.com.

Arrangements are made by GRACE MEMORIAL AFFORDABLE BURIAL & CREMATION 1924 10th Ave NW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1C 1T5 403-905-0440 info@gracememorial.com.

Ronald “Ron” Dorren

1933 – 2022

CORRECTION: A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to covid restrictions please RSVP your attendance to rondorrenfuneral@gmail.com. For more information call 403-919-7798. The family also asks those who wish, to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.fhwebsites. org/YMB/obituary/RonaldRon-Dorren.

Ronald Stewart Dorren who finally succumbed to a ten year battle with cancer died peacefully with his loving wife and family by his side in his 89th year on Monday, February 7th, 2022.

He was a man of gentle heart, many talents and interests, great determination and ingenuity, a visionary with considerable worldly and technical intellect, beloved by his family and friends. He will be widely remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humour always able to make those around him laugh, or come up with a quip to break the tension of a situation.

Ron was born on the 8th day of October 1933 in Lethbridge. He completed his primary and secondary education in Lethbridge and Calgary, achieving the Masters Certificate in Electrical Contracting. In 1955 he married his sweetheart and lifelong partner Betty and together they raised their family of three in Lethbridge.

Ron accomplished many things throughout his life. From his earliest days his legion of ideas and entrepreneurial spirit enriched his daily childhood life building things to sell and repairing bicycles to name a few. He had a love affair with the internal combustion engine firstly buying and customizing by his own hand and to his own specifications several cars, muscle, racing and show. In their early years, both before and after their marriage, Ron and Betty travelled with their friends all around Western Canada and the Western United States to compete in stock car racing, drag races, sports car races and car shows. This passion formed lifetime bonds and continued through the years with sports cars, boats, trucks, motorbikes and motorcycles, you name it and he knew about it. He loved tinkering with and fixing things nothing being too complicated, loved gadgets and all new inventions. He would reminisce back to the days when he and Betty were starting out and were ‘poor as church mice’.

In 1967 along with Betty he formed Dorren Electric Ltd. which is still in operation today some 50 plus years later, where his technical and innate knowledge and expertise allowed their company to become highly reputable and responsible for many high tier projects including large gas plants, commercial plants, hospitals, apartment buildings, etc. around Western Canada. In 1979 he started Dorren Industries Ltd. a heavy equipment contracting company responsible for, among others, government projects installing thousands of kilometers of underground telephone and gas lines using all types of heavy equipment throughout Western Canada. Simultaneously In 1980 they formed Dorr Developments Ltd. constructing office and warehouse buildings as rental properties to provide for the retirement years. He was a trusted and respected employer and competitor always conscious of how any decision he made would affect his staff. Ron touched many lives, forged many lifelong associations based on trust and respect and will be cherished for his kind spirit, humour and generosity.

Outside of his businesses his many interests took him on scores of journeys both inward and outward travelling extensively for work during his working years and also after, he loved experiencing new places. The Whitefish condo, slopes at Big Mountain and Whitefish Lake hosted numerous days of family bonding and cherished gatherings with friends. Hawaii and Arizona became favorite destinations where he and Betty spent many wonderful years forming precious memories, with their family and friends as well as many trips in his ‘special’ GMC motorhome travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. Never one to sit idle on retirement he learned to play golf and spent many happy hours with his buddies on the golf course, hunting with his sons and grandchildren plus a myriad of other hobbies and activities. He was the bedrock on which the family was founded and he worked very hard to achieve the world for his children and grandchildren. He felt grateful to have been blessed with family who meant everything to him and his favourite occasions were spending time with them all whether on a family vacation or getting together for a family meal.

Ron was predeceased by his father and mother John and Isabelle (Isa) Dorren and sister and brother in law Joan and Rex Johnson.

Left with cherished memories are Betty his beloved wife of 66 years, his children and grandchildren Rhonda Dorren, Travis (Pamela) Goldfeldt, Brice (Lisa) Goldfeldt, Brad Dorren, Brittany Dorren and Ashley Dorren, Murray (Lorry) Dorren, Sarah (Liam) Plunkett, Brayden Dorren and Kolby Dorren and Great Grandchildren Jake Goldfeldt and Lyla and Brexton Plunkett.

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Ezio Gardin

1932 – 2022

Ezio “Sparky” Gardin, beloved husband of Sophie Gardin (nee Lysak) passed peacefully with family at his side on Tuesday February 8th, 2022.

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 21st, 1932, to Silvio and Gemma Gardin, Ezio grew up in a proud Italian household with sisters Eda and Maxine. A “Northsider” for life, he attended school and made many friends. In his youth, you were sure to find Ezio at the Senator Buchanan outdoor rink playing hockey or driving stock cars down at the Exhibition Grounds.

Ezio was best known for his years in the trucking industry. Ezio would begin his own business – Bridgeway Transport. This would eventually become a family-run operation with his sons. Ezio’s best years trucking were spent driving to Vancouver weekly, especially thru Rogers Pass, hitting more than a million accident-free miles before retiring.

Ezio would tell you that his greatest achievements in life were his family. He married his childhood sweetheart and spent 68 wonderful years with his wife Sophie. Proudly raised his children Gerry, Ezio Jr, Sherry and John and taught them the value of hard work and dedication to your craft. He would tell you his greatest joy was found in his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He would also tell you, “Believe what you believe, and feel what you feel without second guessing.” Something we will carry with us always.

We will miss his quick wit. His boisterous personality and his loud presence. We will also miss his random Italian phrases, a language he would not teach us so we could never know what he was saying.

Ezio is survived by and his memory forever cherished by his wife Sophie, sons Gerry, Ezio Jr. (Sue), and John (Donna), and daughter Sherry. Grandchildren Angie, Ally (Nate), Lindsey, Meg (Shieghla), Jennifer (Steve) and Nicholas, as well as great-grandson Kian. Also left to cherish his memory are his sister Maxine Richards, and sister-in-law Helen Lysak, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ezio was warmly greeted heaven-side by many beloved family who have gone before him.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Donna Gray

1933 – 2022

Mrs. Donna Gray of Lethbridge, beloved wife of 51 years to Mr. Jerry Gray, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Kathleen Hnidan

1952 – 2022

Ms. Kathleen Hnidan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ms. Debbie Yanota, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Robert “Bob” Mckay

1943 – 2022

Mr. Robert “Bob” Mckay of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra Mckay, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the age of 78 years.

In keeping with Robert’s wishes, he will be remembered privately by family and friends.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9. Please also note that a university scholarship will be set up in Bob’s name. You may contact John Eng at engj@uleth.ca for further information.

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It is with deepened sadness that we are saying goodbye to our dear loved one, TATSUKO (TATS) OSHIRO of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away on Saturday February 12th at the age of 93. Tatsuko was born March 14, 1928 to Hidekichi and Kuni Ikeda in the small papermill town of Ocean Falls B.C. She moved to Ruskin B.C and then was relocated to Picture Butte Alberta and later called Lethbridge her home. She worked at Scott National for many years.

Tatsuko loved to dance and listen to Aki play his trumpet and sing. He loved Frank Sinatra and his music reflected this.

During her life time she had many close friends and luncheoned with them often and when these friends passed she carried on this tradition with their daughters.

She is predeceased by her husband Aki Oshiro, her sister Ritz Misumi, brother in laws Bae Misumi and Floyd Gillies, She is survived by her sisters Toki ( Kiyo) Nishijima and Yoko Gillies as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

At Tatsuko’s request there will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers and Koden in memory of Tatsuko donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Salmon and Sons funeral home located at 433 Stubb Ross Road South for their services and the staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital for their care during her stay there.

Until we meet again, love your family……

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Carl Richardson Sr. on February 11, 2022 at the age of 82.

Carl was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marie.

Carl leaves to mourn his 4 sons; Reno, Laval (Anita), Mark (Sherry), and Randy.

Carl also leaves behind 3 grandchildren, Trisha (Andre), Shalayne (Cam), and Murry; and great grandchildren, Katelynne (deceased), Sadie, Macy, and Wyatt; as well as numerous family and friends.

Graveside dedication and Service to be held at the Stirling Memorial Cemetery on Saturday February 19, 2022 at 1:00pm.

We are hoping you will bring a story of Carl to share.

A Celebration of Life (bbq) to be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Mr. STAN SCOUT, beloved husband of Joanne, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fish Creek, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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Darryl Kelsey Shot Both Sides passed away on February 5, 2022 at the age of 45 years.

The Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB.

The Funeral Service will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve, AB on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at the Pioneer Cemetery.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Gus Teerling

1935 – 2022

Gus Teerling of Lethbridge, AB, beloved husband of Betty Teerling, passed away peacefully, secure in his knowledge of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2022, at the age of 86 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

A Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at GRACE REFORMED CHURCH, 1402 8th Ave. N., with Rev. Paul Van Stralen officiating. The service can also be viewed at https://bit.ly/3Lhajvz.

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Delores Yates

1928 – 2022

 Delores Marion Yates, beloved wife of the late Bill Yates, passed away in Bow Island on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

 A private funeral service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Thursday, February 17, 2022. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

 Due to the fact that in person attendance at the funeral service is limited, those who wish to view the service may do so by clicking on the livestream link that will be available on Delores’ obituary page on our website at 12:45 P.M. on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The livestream will begin at 1:00 P.M. Please be aware that the network signal inside the church is not always reliable and interruptions out of our control may occur during the livestream.

 Delores is survived by her son Bob (Tish) Yates of Calgary; son Tom (Dawn) Yates of Calgary and their family Travis (Bridget) Yates (their children Aven and Violet), Jamey Yates and Brianne and Rob Hannah (their children Lexi and Elli); son Gary (Shelley) Yates of Bow Island and their family Cassandra (Ryan) Kielstra (their children Alexa, Cash, Zane and Karista), Larissa (Deven) Collins (their children Kade and Ryker); Nancy (Nyle) Starner of Bow Island and their family Robert (Stephanie) Starner (their children Ava and Oliver), Jody (Jaime) Starner (their children Jaxson, Parker and Preslee), Cummins (Melissa) Starner (their children Nolen and Marshall), Morgan (Curtis) Clark (their children Bishop, Hildey and Dylan), Kelsey (Blane) Dureault (their son Kansas); Jim’s son Derek (Maria) Yates (their children Shailyn and Kayla). She is also survived by brother-in-law Tom Yates, sister-in-law Betty Ostby and by numerous nieces and nephews.

 Besides Bill, her loving husband of fifty nine years, Delores was predeceased by her son Jim Yates; grandson Blake Elliott; parents Fauster and Marion Ostby; sister Delrose Bell; brother Donald Ostby; brothers-in-law Charlie Bell and Mick Brooks; sisters-in-law Midge Yates, Pat Brooks; Bill’s parents Harold and Ethel Yates and adopted brother, Richard Yates.

 Delores was born on a farm in the Coutts area on May 28, 1928 to Fauster and Marion Ostby. She had a younger sister named Delrose and a younger brother named Donald. They moved into Coutts when she was fourteen. When she was fifteen, she went to work in the telephone office after school and took over running it before she graduated from high school. She ran it until she was twenty one. At that time, she married Bill Yates on July 15, 1949. They moved into a little trailer house. A few years later, they decided to live in Burdett. Delores and Bill went into the gravel crushing business, forming Royal Sand & Gravel Ltd., doing municipal work graveling roads throughout Southern Alberta for over fifty years. Delores did bookkeeping and cooking until their oldest son started school. They had five children and she used to go out with the children during the summer holidays when they were out of school. Delores always said that she didn’t think there was a gravel pit in Southern Alberta that they didn’t live in at one time or another. Delores was a cub and scout leader and also an active member of the Burdett United Church and a Sunday school teacher. She always said, it’s been a wonderful life. They moved all over Southern Alberta and have many friends in many places. She also said that in all their travels, she had never seen anything better than Southern Alberta.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Delores’ name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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